Customers of mobile phone network Three will be able to enjoy superfast 4G mobile data speeds at no extra cost, the company has announced.
4G, also known as LTE, offers speeds far faster than current 3G although many current phones are unable to support the feature and users may need to upgrade.
The networks says Apple iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920, Sony Xperia Z, Apple iPad mini and Apple iPad with Retina display users will gain access to 4G speeds “without paying a premium or needing to swap SIM cards or price plans. “
“Our customers choose Three because they love the internet and know they can get great speeds and great value on our award-winning network,” said Three UK chief executive Dave Dyson.
“As we add the next wave of technology to our Ultrafast network, we’ve listened to our customers and thought long and hard about the right way to do it. We don’t want to limit Ultrafast services to a select few based on a premium price and we’ve decided our customers will get this service as standard.
With Three, it’s simple, great value and Ultrafast. What you might expect from the network that was built for the internet.”
The move is likely to prove attractive to customers who have been put off by rival EE’s price plans which start at £21 per month for just 500mb of data.